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Nina's Italian Ristorante

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8801 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2722
919-845-1122
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Classic Italian

We had an outstanding meal at Nina's. Our waitress was enthusiastic and quite helpful. Nice Italian bread with an olive oil dipping sauce was outstanding. House salad with vinagrette was ok, Gorgonzola salad included walnuts was also enjoyable. The Veal Piccata was superb, tender slices of veal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Calvin D
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had an outstanding meal at Nina's. Our waitress was enthusiastic and quite helpful. Nice Italian bread with an olive oil dipping sauce was outstanding. House salad with vinagrette was ok, Gorgonzola salad included walnuts was also enjoyable. The Veal Piccata was superb, tender slices of veal served with lemon sauce and capers. The sides were tender asparagus spears and... More 

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Montreal
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Note that I'm slightly biased as I'm still eating authentic Italian home cooked meals. Ninas is your typical American Italian restaurant. Decor is slightly kitsch with walls painted to look like marble and the big landscape mural on the wall, but has nice touches with the dark wood wine storage and tasteful gold chandelier. Service was friendly and attentive. Menu... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stopped into Nina's early New Year's Eve for a cocktail. The bartenders were welcoming, polite and very entertaining. The old fashion drink I had was suburb and my husband enjoyed his dirty martini. Nina came around and wished everyone a Happy New Year. We will return to Nina's very soon and stay for dinner this time. The food has... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Haven't been to them all, but this is the best Italian I've found in Raleigh area. Also, check out the homemade Mojitas at the bar - these definitely ARE the best.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nina greeted us at the door with a huge smile and an apron. From that moment on we had a quintessential upscale Italian restaurant experience which reminded me of my days in New Jersey. This is a white linen style Italian restaurant, but without the pretense of other local eateries. The food is reasonably priced for what you get. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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226 reviews 226 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

You'll love this place. Tucked away in N. Raleigh, but really not a bad location. Great food, decent wine list, & awesome service combine to make this near the top of the list for Raleigh's Italian fare. We ordered Penne ala vodka (chicken, a little spicy) and salmon w/ cheese ravioli...from the bread and salads to start, through the entrees... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It has been a few years since we have dined at Nina's and we wanted italian food. The wine list is nice and you start with bread and bruschetta while milling over your menu selections. My wife had the Penne alla Vodka, which I helped her finish and was very good. The reason why I assisted with helping my wife... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a small strip mall restaurant that is worth a visit. We keep returning to eat here. Each meal starts with a delicious tray of bread and the good food just continues from there. My family and friends have been here on multiple occasions and each time we have found the food to be tasty and fresh. The tables... More 

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North Carolina
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150 reviews 150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The restaurant was only 1/3 full on Saturday night ... there was no excitement in the air to be sure. It was like eating in some restaurant in the off season. We have dined here often over the years, but were quite disappointed tonight. Our entree ... the 'lobster risotto special' ... was below par ... C'mon guys ... every... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

But every time we dine here it is better than the last time!! And I just love how Nina comes around and talks to everyone. It's just the perfect intimate dining experience. If you try it once you will be hooked:)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8801 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2722
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-845-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?